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Your smile should be a source of confidence. However, dental health problems, bad oral hygiene habits, and injury can cause damage to your teeth and gums. You might experience pain or pressure as a result of these dental conditions or you might also feel embarrassed due to a missing tooth. When your smile sustains damage, it’s important to see a dentist for dental repair and tooth replacement in Voorhees. Our dentists can restore your smile’s function and appearance, allowing you to feel confident once again.
What Does a Tooth Filling Do?
An extremely common dental health issue, tooth decay affects more than 90% of Americans over age 40. The best treatment for tooth decay is a dental filling, which is placed during a convenient and affordable tooth repair procedure. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill the hole with a composite material. Composite is typically the color of natural teeth and can withstand the demands of chewing and biting. Fillings are recommended for teeth that only have a small amount of decay, leaving enough structure in place to hold the filling.
What Is a Tooth Crown?
A dental crown is placed on top of a tooth to restore its look and function. Our dentists provide patients with natural-looking crowns that help them feel confident while eating and speaking. The crowns are matched to the color and shape of your original tooth. Placing a crown typically takes place over two visits. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth for the crown and creates an impression based on the structure of the original tooth. A temporary crown is provided to protect the affected tooth. At your second visit, the permanent crown will be placed over the tooth. Please give us a call at (856) 324-3361 to learn more about dental crowns and tooth repair in Voorhees.
What Dental Bridge Options Are Available?
A bridge may be recommended as a tooth repair option if you are missing one tooth or several teeth in a row. Bridges may seem similar to dentures, but a bridge is permanently fixed in the mouth instead of being removable. Creating a bridge involves placing a crown over the existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. A three-unit bridge uses two crowns and one pontic (artificial) tooth. A four-unit bridge requires two pontic teeth and two crowns, and is used when two teeth are missing. Our dentists can create even longer bridges depending on your tooth replacement needs.
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
Typically used for cosmetic purposes, dental bonding is the application of natural-colored resin material using adhesive and a high-intensity light. The light allows the adhesive to cure, bonding the resin over the affected tooth. Bonding can be used to change the shape of a tooth or close spaces between teeth. It can also be used for tooth repair purposes, correcting chipped or discolored teeth. If you’re ready to enhance your smile with tooth bonding services, please give us a call at (856) 324-3361.